What To Do When You Don’t Have A Closet

Have you ever been in the situation where you did have a place to hang your clothes? Maybe you didn’t look quite carefully enough at the new apartment you just rented. Or maybe you’re traveling and the accommodations are somewhat wanting. Or maybe your parents decided to convert your closet into a storage facility when you weren’t looking. Never fear! Here are some tips on what to do when your closet space is limited.

1.) Get a free-standing clothes rack. You can find these in a variety of places and styles, depending on what you’re looking for. The most standard rack will look something like a hotel cart you bring your luggage up in. I found one of those at a Dollar General once for just $10. However if you’re going for more than just the bare essentials, you can find racks with a zip up case, shelves and maybe even a few pockets like this one here. Another great feature is that they’re relatively portable. If you have a dance recital or school play to participate in, these are perfect for setting up in the corner of a dressing room.


2.) Coat Hooks. Coat hooks can be a handy and often stylish way of hanging up your clothes. Show off your personality with something practical! On the downside you can’t hang up as many garments this way. But on the otherhand, you might not want to cover up your artwork!

If you’re on the go, or if you’re only going to be somewhere temporarily, Command makes great wall hooks that won’t fall off your wall every 5 seconds, but won’t take the paint off either when you actually go to remove them.


3.) Get an armoire. So if you know that you’re going to be somewhere more permanently, and you want something nicer than a clothing rack, go for a wardrobe or an armoire. You can usually find ones that have both a hanging rod and shelves.


4.) Use a shower rod! If you have an appropriately spaced nook in your room, or you have an extra long shower rod, suspend it against two walls to hang your clothes.

If you want to separate it from the rest of your room, think about getting a second shower rod to create a barrier. And don’t waste those hooks! You can use those as hangers as well.


5.) Get (or make!) a clothes line. Probably the most simple of all of these is to use a good old fashioned clothes line. This can be as simple as getting some twine and tying it to two hooks on opposite walls.  A more expensive route would be to buy retractable lines from Sears or Bed Bath & Beyond. These can range anywhere from $20 to over $100. However you might enjoy easily setting up multiple lines and being able to retract them when necessary.

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One response to “What To Do When You Don’t Have A Closet”

  1. Marta Ford says :

    If you have imagination, you can turn a lot of things into storage place! Your ideas are great! I’m sure they’ll help a lot of people!

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